McLaughlin Sentencing Moved Back

The long-awaiting sentencing of former Chelsea Housing Authority Director Michael McLaughlin has been postponed for more than one month.

McLaughlin was supposed to be sentenced in Federal Court by Judge Douglas Woodlock on May 14th, but last week McLaughlin’s attorney, Thomas Hoopes of Boston, cited a conflict.

Hoopes indicated he will be involved in representing a client in a trial at the New Hampshire Federal Court on May 14th, and requested to put off McLaughlin’s sentencing for 60 days.

U.S. Attorney Carmen Ortiz acknowledged the conflict, but called for an earlier sentencing date.

McLaughlin will now be sentenced at some point during the week of June 24th.

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